I'm wondering is experiencing beauty is rather independent from MBTI types, or if there is rather a connection...
Well, So far, I've noticed NT's aren't usually very gifted to display their emotional states, and hence can sometimes relate rather awkwardly towards aesthetics. But this is not always true, of course, and many great artists (especially among composers) are supposed to NT themselves.
But as an NT myself, I feel quite alone among my peers. ENTP's are supposed to be quite different from their brethren, in the way they often feel intense emotions, and thus can connect rather well with NF types (when they are not trying to manipulate them ). I intellectualize Art, of course -this is my job-, but the way I experience it is genuine.
Experiencing beauty is one the most powerful sensation I may feel. It puts me in awe, it's both appeasing and exciting. My breathing accelerates, and I sense vibrations in my whole body, like waves forming in my back. It's pure delight, pure extasy, and it can haunt me for hours, thanks to the exhilaration that loops and bounces in my head.
It's extremely sensual, physical pleasure, and yet it inspires me, and allow me to work (I'm an architect/landscape architect).
Friends around me often say I'm in a transe, I'm elsewhere. It's not Stendhal's syndrome, but it's quite close, somehow...
It's very intense, very strong. It's like a drug with which I would be permanently addicted. When I don't have my weekly dose, I can feel very depressed.
There's many ways to trigger that feeling:
I could be listening to Bach, or to a baroque composer...
Or I could stare at Paul Klee's paintings in a museum...
Or I could notice a small wild orchid flower among a landscape...
Or when I face one of the greatest piece of architecture in the world (like the Mont Saint Michel, the Machu Picchu or the Saynatsalo Town hall... et caetera...)
So I'd like to ask you if you can relate?
Do you feel a link with your own type or functions?
For me [ENTP], it's a bit like if suddenly, my Ne would suddenly focus, and like if my Ti would simultaneously notice hundred of patterns, would instantly make a connection with a higher form of intellectual stimulation.
For instance, when I'm staring at a landscape, it's like if I would suddenly understand all his layers, how it was made and formed through past eons, how it could be interpreted, both scientifically and sensually, how the biotopes works, why there is a group of pines there or a building over there, how the wind is affecting them, how various shades are slowly stretching on the ground and play with rays of light, how the colors reflects, how I could gaze both at the whole picture and at the innumerable tiny, fragile details..
I don't know if I'm explaining it this very well... Humm....
So I'd like to ask you how do you experience beauty.
How do you feel?
What kind of beauty (if any) makes you feel something?
Could you describe your sensations?
What puts you in awe? Does it inspire you?
Is it purely intellectual, or rather physical, or both?
Is it a sensuous experience?
How strong is it? Is it pleasant?
Do you consider it as an emotion, or rather as something completely different?